The members of the team, PHP Cubed, are all undertaking masters degrees in either aeronautical or mechanical engineering. Georgie Crewdson, Tom Critchley, Matteo Pontecorvo, Liam Ardagh and Alex Evans will participate in the flight programme Fly Your Thesis! in Autumn 2019.
The students will be given the opportunity to test their project in a zero-gravity environment aboard an aircraft in Bordeaux, France, that simulates the weightlessness of outer space.
Last month PHP Cubed presented their work at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk in the Netherlands, along with five other teams from Poland, Germany and Italy.
Each team presented their experiment ideas to the selection board, with PHP Cubed and Grain Power, 3D-Printing from Germany making it through to the flight programme next year. The board based its final decision on the feasibility, safety, scientific value and educational value.